About the role
Department Manager Designate - Showrooms
Full time - 39 hours per week
Up to £28,000 per annum + Pension + BUPA + 6.6 Weeks Holiday
Chelmsford / Southend / Colchester
We believe anyone can improve their home to make life better. Every day, we give our millions of customers the ideas, advice, tools, and confidence they need to create a home they’ll love. Join us as a Showroom Manager and you’ll help some of their boldest kitchen and bathroom ideas take shape.
At B&Q, we’re passionate about progression and we’re committed to growing talent from within. We also recognise the important experience that new leaders add, onboarding several designate managers through the year.
As a B&Q designate manager, you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn about us and our business, typically spending 3-6 months working across a cluster of stores (in Essex area). You’ll experience management training in various store formats before being placed into your own department or store.
Due to the nature of this role, there’ll be some flexibility and travel required during your time as a designate, before being placed within a store that matches your experience within 50 miles of where you live.
In a role that’s as much about inspiration as it is about sales, being a Showroom Manager means understanding that great showrooms come from great teams. You’ll lead by example to build an inclusive culture for your colleagues & your customers. You’ll coach and train your team, enabling them to recommend the right finance, products, and installation options to fulfil customer projects. By managing people well every day & role modelling great customer service, you’ll support their personal growth & development. Relationships are key in this role as you’ll also oversee the recruitment & induction of our installers to ensure the best level of service for our customers.
Required skills & experience
A natural leader who can motivate and support a team in a fast-paced and constantly changing sales environment. You’ve got a sharp commercial mind as well as plenty of customer service experience and you know how to promote products, services & installation options. You’ll be happy to expand your skills by using new technology and learning new ways of working & championing this with your team. You’re also flexible enough to work on a rota that includes weekends, evenings, and bank holidays.
What's in it for me?
As well as a competitive salary, our benefits package includes an award-winning pension scheme, ShareSave options, 6.6 weeks holiday, payroll giving, an Employee Assistance Programme, shopping discounts, colleague wellbeing benefits and lots more! We also provide generous breaks to make sure you’re refreshed and able to perform at your best. So dependent on the duration of your shift and eligible break entitlement, we will pay you for the time you are on your break, so put your feet up on us!
As part of a great team, you’ll be supported to grow and encouraged to explore new career directions within the business and the wider group. And, because you’ll be inspiring great things for our customers and the whole business, you’ll do work worth caring about.
We want to ensure that all employees, future employees and applicants to all Kingfisher companies are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.
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